Summer Wedding? Offer a Lemonade Bar!

Confession time. I LOVE lemonade on a hot day … or even a warm day. It’s the perfect way to cool off. Part water. Part sugar. What’s not to love?

Apparently, I’m not the only one that likes lemonade though. I recently attended a wedding with an outdoor ceremony and an indoor reception. The guests went crazy over the lemonade bar at the reception! They offered regular lemonade as well as a lemonade margarita.

If you want to do something different, try the lemonade margarita mix. Now that’s tasty! I was skeptical at first but this really is worth trying. I don’t know what recipe was used that night but below is a recipe I found online.

Lemonade Margaritas

1/4 cup tequila
2 tablespoons orange liqueur
2 tablespoons frozen lemonade concentrate
3/4 cup ice
2 tablespoons lemon-lime carbonated beverage
sliced lemons (for garnish)


Thinking About an Outdoor Wedding Reception? Read This First!

It’s only early May and yet the temperature outside has already reached close to 100 degrees a few days this year. This past Saturday, I had the opportunity to attend a 6:30pm wedding reception at a primarily outdoor wedding venue. The venue has numerous shade trees that surround a beautiful wooden pavilion. Despite the attempt to keep guests cool by placing fans in strategic places, it was hot. In fact, it was so hot that the butter cream frosting on the bride’s cake melted off the cake less than 30 minutes after the cake was delivered. Until about 8pm, guests looked for reasons to head inside the open part of the house to enjoy air conditioning if only for a few minutes.

After attending this wedding, I have a new appreciation for indoor receptions! As a guest, an indoor reception would have meant fewer trips to the bar in search of something cold to drink. It would have meant being more comfortable when everyone was sitting down eating dinner. I would have danced more and stayed longer.

Just today, a bride came rushing in to book the Chamber for her wedding this Saturday! She’d planned to have the wedding outdoors in her aunt’s large backyard. Unfortunately, it’s rained for days ruining her plans. She’s understandably distraught about the change in plans for her wedding day. On the bright side, she & her guests will be cool and she won’t have to worry about her cake melting!